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post #1 of 26 Old 05-27-2012, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Metal flakes on my chain

So I was gonna clean and lube my chain today when I noticed metal flakes on the chain, chain guard and under the front sprocket cover. I bought the bike about 3 months ago and I believe the chain and sprockets were pretty much new. I've since put about 2,000 miles on the bike. Could it just be from me neglecting to keep the chain pristinely clean or is it a technical problem? Chain slack is correct and the rear is aligned properly. Sprockets don't appear to be wearing abnormally.
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post #2 of 26 Old 05-27-2012, 05:32 PM
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wow that looks pretty nasty...You need to pull the sprocket cover and do a thorough cleaning to see where the issues are coming from.
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wow you gotta clean and lube your chain dude. The metal is probably from the sprockets.
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post #4 of 26 Old 05-27-2012, 06:24 PM
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dude, look at the first pic! the aluminum sprocket teeth are mushed!!!
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dude, look at the first pic! the aluminum sprocket teeth are mushed!!!
thats what I was thinking. it looks like your sprockets are being shaved and thats whats going every. I would get new ones man.
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You should also get a new chain if that's the damage being done to the sprockets the chain wouldn't be doing much better.
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Have u checked the inside of the swingarm? Even the end of the thread looks worn?
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Look at the cush drive and make sure there isn't a gap. And make sure the wheel spacer is not damaged.
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Replace both sprocket and chain asap.
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make sure your rear wheel is straight. If it is crocked the steel change is going to grind the edge of your sprockets.
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